Lisa Gardner (PGDip, MBACP) - Uniquely Minded Counselling Glasgow
Uniquely Minded Counselling
The Caledonian Suite
70 West Regent Street
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Making a decision to choose a therapist to work with can be confusing and overwhelming, so with my profile I aim to give you an idea of who I am and how I work so you can decide whether I would be a good fit for you.
My name is Lisa and my counselling practice is called Uniquely Minded Counselling, which is based in the heart of Glasgow city centre. I work with individuals and couples (18 years +) mostly in person but also offer online video counselling if you are unable to attend in person for any reason.
I welcome working with people from all walks of life and offer a safe, comfortable, non-judgmental and confidential space for you to explore whatever issues are troubling you.
I am LGBTQI+ and autism aware and bring my own lived experience of mental ill health to how I work with clients.
The following are just some of the issues I can help with:
- identity struggles/crisis
- relationship troubles
- communication problems
You can contact me by text, phone or email to arrange a convenient time for the first consultation chat. This chat will let me get an idea of what is bringing you into counselling and what your goals for counselling are, we can then get you booked in for the first counselling session.
At the end of the first session, we can agree upon when and how often you want counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and qualifications in Psychology and Social Sciences. Additional training includes ASSIST (Suicide Prevention) and Mental Health First Aid.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and Person-Centred Therapy Scotland; I adhere to their ethical framework and professional practice standards. I undergo regular supervision and am commited to continuous personal development.
I am a qualified person-centred therapist with over 10 years experience in the helping professions having worked extensively within the charitable/not-for-profit-sector, particularly working with people affected by a loved one’s substance misuse/addiction and people living with long-term and chronic conditions and unpaid carers. Alongside my practice, I work for a national digital health and wellbeing programme.
Out with my working life, I am also a carer for my partner who is autistic which I believe enriches my practice and greatly deepens the ways in which I connect with and relate to people.
I have a great interest in people with intersectional identities, and in the issue of internalised stigma.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Gender identity
- Non-monogamous relationship dynamics
I offer a free 15 minute consultation, if required, to get a sense of your needs and for you to ask any questions.
Individuals: £45 per 60 minute session
Couples £65 per 60 minute session
Some subsidised sessions available for students and the unwaged.
Cancellations: I understand there may be times when you have to cancel and or rearrange a session. I will try to be as flexible as possible but require a minimum of 24 hours notice otherwise the full session fee will be payable.
I am also an independent trainer and facilitator in the areas effecting people identifying as LGBTQI+.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday: 6 - 8PM, Wednesday: 12 - 7PM Thursday: 6 - 8PM
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|